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New study finds historic high of Latino students achieved bachelor’s degrees in engineering and the physical sciences in 2012

New study finds historic high of Latino students achieved bachelor’s degrees in engineering and the physical sciences in 2012

LatinaLista — For all the talk about the lack of diversity in Silicon Valley, there’s some encouraging news on the horizon. The American Institute of Physics (AIP) Statistical Research Center conducted a study and found that more Latinos, than ever before, are receiving bachelor’s degrees in engineering and the physical sciences. In fact, Latino students

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Tackling Growing Substance Abuse Among Hispanics

Bill Sarno CTLatinoNews.com As it enters its 45th year of treating substance abuse, Hartford-based Youth Challenge of Connecticut, a faith-based nonprofit treatment facility has a critical ongoing mission, which is embedded in the demographics of substance abuse in Connecticut. While the rate of Latino substance abusers generally mirrors the state’s overall population, the number of

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Latino designer makes blue-collar workwear chic

By Ruth Munoz The Venture Growing up on a ranch in South Texas inspired designer Shayne Salinas to draw on the durable and functional workwear of his childhood to create kooTH, his latest clothing line. “I package every order individually, including a personalized thank you note,” says Shayne Salinas, an up and coming Houston Fashion

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Analysis of Midterm election wins show that Democrats and Republicans need to do more to advance women and Latino politicians

LatinaLista — It’s an understatement to say that the GOP sweep of Tuesday’s midterm election has hogged the headlines of the past two days. Lost amid all the same-old, same-old political rhetoric are two congressional milestones that aren’t getting anywhere near the coverage they deserve. For starters, for the first time in history there are

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For Latinos good health starts at home

By Lea Thompson La Prensa SAN ANTONIO — Latino health is affected by factors like food, genetics and lifestyle. Unfortunately, the combination of traditional cultural dishes found at home and increasingly sedentary lifestyle in America make Hispanic popula­tions more vulnerable to serious diseases like diabetes. In 2013, The City of San Anto­nio Metropolitan Health District

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